NEW BEDFORD (CBS) — A police officer was hit by a car in New Bedford Thursday night. Police said it happened on Rodney French Boulevard around 9:30 p.m. while the officer was conducting a traffic stop.

According to WPRI, the officer briefly lost consciousness before being taken to Rhode Island Hospital but he was alert while being transported.

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His current condition is unknown.

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A New Bedford police officer was hit while conducting a traffic stop on Rodney French Boulevard Thursday night (Photo Via WPRI)

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The driver did stop and is cooperating with police.